Chi Psi Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated members joined more than 400 participating in the annual NAMI 5K Walk/Run-A-Thon, Saturday, November 12, 2016 at Tradewinds Park in Coconut Creek. Team leaders received a NAMI engraved t-shirt for each registered participant who donated $100 on-line or in person. This walk is symbolic for the fight against,  mental illness/ health disorders, debilitating diseases that affect one’s thinking, feeling and mood. According to mental health professionals, such conditions may affect one’s ability to relate to others and function each day. Most importantly, each person will have different experiences even people with the same disorder.  Anxiety, bipolar, depression, borderline personality disorders are diagnosis by a mental health professional.

NAMI is one of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated seven signature set aside impact days.  It is an impact day set aside by its international program committee for its local chapters to make the community aware of mental illness/ health disorders. Target II: Health and Wellness is the chapter’s committee and serves as the lead in ensuring that mental health disorders are addressed; as they affect the wellness of persons. Target I: ASCEND, 2014-18, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated signature program for Grades 9 through 12, designed specifically for high school leaders, also participated in the annual walk.

 

Chapter members participating in this event:  Christiana McNair, Chapter NAMI Walk chairman; Ann Burnett (Lee), Antionece Robinson and Barbara J. Thomas. Target I: ASCEND member participating, Kamea Humes.